On Invisibility (Bambi)

35mm, academy ratio,  7 min loop. Installation for 35mm film projector.  Shot with Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope, S8 and S16  film, blowed up and hand-processed on 35mm color.   Special thanks to Kone foundation, Academy of Fine Arts, Saastamoinen foundation, LIFT Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto. Ready to screen 2022.

Still from 35mm looper, Bambi.

Building off of her recent film, Animal Bridge U-3033, which used night vision technology to film deer crossing a motor highway via a green bridge, Viita is exploring deeper into the crossroads of art, technology and our animal neighbours. Using a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), she is examining the surface of Disney’s classic Bambi. What we discover, is the skin of the film, the gelatin which originally once was sentient animal.

Still from 35mm looper, Bambi